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    Tug of war: Potential accidents


    Tug of war: Potential accidents

    Often practised in schools and at summer fairs and fetes, tug of war is typically considered to be a fairly safe sport as long as a safe competition environment is created and everyone is adequately supervised. There are, however, some risks of tug of war injuries.

    Tug of war accidents

    In order to prevent potential personal injuries involving back pain, strain or joint injuries, it is vital to ensure all participants are made fully aware of such an event’s rules and procedures. Abrasions and rope burns can often be avoided by visually checking the rope in order to ensure it is in suitable condition to be used. Crushing injuries can be prevented by ensuring suitable barriers to keep spectators at a safe distance from the action are in place.

    Slips, trips and falls

    The event’s location should be carefully considered if slip or trip injuries are to be prevented. This includes avoiding:

    • Sloped or uneven ground
    • Excessively slippery or wet ground
    • Ground covered in large amounts of debris or stones

    Organisers must walk the site and inspect it for suitability before the event and remove any obstacles (stones, debris, etc).

    Personal injury claims

    When these safety precautions are taken and participants are aware of and adhere to competition rules, the risk of accidental injuries is no greater than when participating in any other sport. Should you sustain a tug of war injury through no fault of your own, you may qualify to claim for personal injury compensation.

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    Accident Advice Helpline, a company with a great track record in successfully obtaining compensation for claimants, can be contacted online or via a freephone number. Friendly advisors will assist in establishing claim eligibility and answer any questions you may have before suggesting a suitable in-house compensation lawyer. Calls are confidential and callers will not be obliged to follow up the call by pursuing a claim.

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    The company is aware of the fact that financing a compensation claim is often a worry for potential claimants. To prevent adding this extra worry to already stressful situations, the services of the legal team are provided under conditional fee agreements. In other words, claimants have nothing to pay until their claim has been brought to conclusion. This process is better known as a no win no fee* agreement and means all incurred costs will be covered on completion of the claim by the deduction of the awarded compensation’s percentage.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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